Talk Talk, the phone and broadband provider, was the victim of a cyber attack on their website commonly referred to as DDoS – distributed denial of service attack. This led to hackers accessing Talk Talks servers and stealing personal data. At the time Talk Talk stated that there was a chance that some of the following data could have been accessed:
- Name and addresses
- Dates of birth
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers
- Talk Talk account information
- Credit card and banking details
These events happen from time to time and affect a wide range of internet based companies.